D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to D. T. Suzuki Museum by using our Kanazawa trip planner .
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  • Nice and very pretty place bine better than the Museum of art contemporary... and it's more beautiful around.
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  • I went in that wing of the New York MOMA, Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi's building. Book space exhibits related to d.t. Suzuki Zen spread to the world and its work to read, but is exhibited in the Interior of has been represented in the garden, space, built on a minimal scale, rather then feel the Zen contemplation of the. Lovely building and knowing the d.t. Suzuki, the space is recommended. Indoor exhibits than in shooting pictures, admission 300 yen. Kanazawa 21st century Museum of art as well as the many architectural attractions is also not to be missed. 21st century is a 10 minutes walk from the Museum of fine arts.
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  • Feel free to read, there are books and brochures about the thought of d.t. Suzuki. Where organizations and enjoyed, not small or thought best for the location alone, absorbed in meditation. I think people are interested in the construction works of the famous architect so good.
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  • Wonderful building; just ¥300 to get in with a rotating exhibition of DT Suzuki related art and literature. The library is tiny but usable. But the real gems are the outside spaces. Come, turn off your phone and walk slowly and enjoy the space. Arrive early, miss the later-morning visitors. Don't miss the large adjacent / connected garden out back.
  • Quirky little museum. The amount of content is actually very small do take your time with some of the books in the learning space. Worth a visit, but probably not something I'll rave about in 20 years.
  • Beautiful building and grounds housing the museum of the renowned Buddhist scholar and philosopher D T Suzuki. More than anyone else he is responsible for the introduction of Zen Buddhism to the west. The museum has exhibits of historical artefacts from his life and work, a study area with a library you are invited to use (including books in multiple languages), and a contemplation area where you are invited to sit. The building and grounds are stunningly beautiful. Worth a visit even if you aren't so into Buddhism just for the grounds and architecture.
  • There is little content as a museum which may be appropriate given the subject. The building itself is a beautifully stark piece of modern architecture and well worth a visit in it's own right.
  • The museum is a small for a prominent Buddhist philosopher in Kanazawa. It is D.T. Suzuki. Photos are prohibited for some rooms insides, but there is another room with openings on all four sides. There is a small garden and water mirror, and also a small library in English and Japanese books written by Suzuki.
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